Michigan Business News

Michigan Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Michigan, U.S.A. (Mich., MI), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Move For Hunger to Hold Food Drives at 9 Kroger Stores in Michigan on April 28

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger announced today that it will be holding “Fill-A-Truck” Food Drives at nine Kroger stores in Michigan on April 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Employees from one of four Michigan moving companies – All Around Moving (Romulus), Palmer Moving Services (Warren), Stevens Van Lines (Saginaw), and University Moving & Storage (Farmington Hills) – will be on-site at each location to encourage Kroger shoppers to donate enough non-perishable food to fill an entire moving truck.

Medical Care Alert Earns 6th Consecutive Angie’s List Award

NORTHVILLE, Mich., March 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the 6th year in a row, Medical Care Alert has received the Angie’s List Super Service Award for outstanding customer service. This 2018 award follows Medical Care Alert’s recent back-to-back ‘Gator100’ awards recognizing the company’s continued growth.

In Michigan, a Battle between Veteran Asbestos Cancer Victims and the Asbestos Industry

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two weeks ago a bill HB 5456 titled Asbestos Claim Transparency, drafted by the National Chamber of Commerce and Asbestos companies was pushed into Michigan with promises of campaign donations, says Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. Today, Michigan’s Commanders Group (Congressionally Chartered Veterans Organizations) filed their resolution in opposition to the bill.

Medical Care Alert Named to University of Florida’s Gator100 List of Fastest Growing Companies for Second Year

NORTHVILLE, Mich., Feb. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Medical Care Alert, a leading provider of medical alert systems to senior citizens nationwide, has been named to the University of Florida’s Gator100 list of fastest growing alumni companies for the second year in a row.

Michigan Veterans File Opposition to Asbestos Bill

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michigan’s top Mesothelioma legal expert on behalf of hundreds of Michigan Veterans with asbestos disease, Goldberg, Persky & White P.C., today issued the following statement and alert in response to passage of HB 5456, the so-called “Asbestos Bankruptcy Transparency Act,” out of the Michigan House of Representatives Republican controlled “Competitiveness” committee on a straight party line vote.

Greenville Public Schools Becomes First School District to Select Synergy Education Platform Through Michigan REMC SAVE Bid Project

GREENVILLE, Mich., Dec. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems has been selected by Michigan’s Greenville Public Schools to implement the company’s industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform, replacing PowerSchool in the semi-rural district serving approximately 3,800 students. Greenville’s Synergy solution includes the fully-integrated Synergy Student Information System (SIS), Synergy Online Registration, and Synergy Assessment, as well as the Inspect(R) Item Bank from Key Data Systems that works seamlessly with Synergy Assessment.

Baha’is of Detroit Tri-County Area to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Baha’i Faith

DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Baha’is of the Detroit Tri-County Area (Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties) are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, on Oct. 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Pontiac.

As eCommerce Soars, New eLink Solution Leverages iPhone and Android One-Tap Ordering for Immediate Sales Uplift

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and ZURICH, Switzerland, June 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — eAgile Inc., a global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, announced today the release of their eLink(TM) solution for mobile eCommerce. eLink is the first to combine smartphone-based one-tap ordering, product authentication and customer engagement functions with enterprise-level track and trace visibility into a single solution.

Craft Beers and Adult Summer Camp Combine at Camp Forever Fun

READING, Mich., June 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Five of Michigan’s top breweries have come together to sponsor Camp Forever Fun, the Midwest’s premier adult summer camp. This year’s camp will be sponsored by Arcadia, Atwater, Ellison’s, Shorts, and New Holland. “The slogan of my camp is “Everything you loved as a kid, plus craft beer!” says Joel Paul Reisig, owner of Camp Forever Fun.

Announcing StartMyLine.com – Total DIY Business and Design Solutions for Fashion Designers

DETROIT, Mich., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — StartMyLine, a website specializing in fashion business tools, fashion design software and help articles, officially launches today with the goal to empower beginners and aspiring fashion designers with total DIY solutions to help them successfully break into the fashion industry.

DayStar Books Introduces New Website to Keep Gardeners Informed on Tips and Techniques to Reduce Consumer Gardening Prices

DETROIT, Mich., April 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DayStar Books has launched a new website and companion eBook offering lesser known tips and techniques to consumers on factors affecting gardening prices entitled “Eastern Market Flower Deals.”

Over 270 Local High Schools Pledge to Drive Safe for a Chance to Win $10,000 Courtesy of Dick Genthe Chevrolet

DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dick Genthe Chevrolet recently announced it was giving local Detroit high schools the chance to win $10,000 by asking parents and teens to sign the Drive Safe Detroit, Teen Driver Pledge and obtain the most pledges; over 270 schools came aboard.

Dick Genthe Chevrolet Offers Local High School Chance to Win $10,000 Drive Safe Detroit, Teen Driver Pledge

DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dick Genthe Chevrolet is giving local Detroit high schools the chance to win $10,000 by asking parents and teens to sign the Drive Safe Detroit, Teen Driver Pledge and obtain the most pledges.

RETRACTED: Minority Snow Removal Company to Service Auto Giant Headquarters

*RETRACTED* / PONTIAC, Mich., Nov. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TDE Group has had to “retract” this press release. An updated version is expected to be issued in the coming weeks.

eAgile Announces partnership with Heinlein Plastik to bring its eSeal RFID Solution to Europe

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., and ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — eAgile Inc., a global leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, announces a partnership with Heinlein Plastik-Technik GmbH to bring RFID smart packaging solutions to the European cap and closure marketplace. eSeal is the first turnkey solution engineered to integrate the benefits of RFID into the billions of caps and closures consumed by the over-the-counter pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic and chemical manufacturers.

Live a Bigger Life: A 10-Week Online Weight Loss Challenge Kicks Off the One Million Pound Campaign

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The key purpose of the “Live a Bigger Life” project is to empower people that living a healthy, active lifestyle is fun and can be accomplished with relative ease, says Joseph M’Mwirichia, Health Coach and founder of 24 INSPIRED, LLC.

Free Smoke Detectors from Dick Genthe Chevrolet in Southgate, Mich.

SOUTHGATE, Mich., Aug. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dick Genthe Chevrolet and the Southgate Fire Department are teaming up to keep Southgate, Mich. families safe. During the “Cruise in for a Cause” event this August at Dick Genthe Chevrolet, a portion of all sales will go towards supplying families in need with free smoke detectors.

Shorts Brewing Company Sponsors Adult Summer Camp

READING, Mich., June 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adult Summer Camp Forever Fun, the Midwest’s premier adult summer camp, is excited to add Shorts Brewing Company to the team. “The slogan of my camp is ‘Everything you loved as a kid, plus craft beer!'” says Joel Paul Reisig, owner of Camp Forever Fun. “I want great beers at camp, and Shorts Brewing Company is one of the best.”

Griffin Pest Solutions Named A Top 100 Company for 2016

KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an industry that is predicted to eclipse $10 billion in service revenue by the year 2020, Griffin Pest Solutions is keeping pace and has once again been named to Pest Control Technology magazine’s Top 100 List.

Professional Auditing Services of America Announces Its New 2016 Contingency Based Digital Accounts Payable Recovery Dashboard

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Professional Auditing Services of America (PAS) announced today that it will make its newly engineered and proprietary Accounts Payable Digital Recovery Dashboard (Progress Report) available to all new clients free of charge. The Dashboard is an easy to read, single page, real-time user interface, showing a graphical presentation of the current status (snapshot) of PAS’ contingency based recovery review progress and supplier trends.

New Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Thriller Puts Climate Change Front and Center

JACKSON, Mich., April 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Parched’ (ISBN: 978-1530519248), a new mainstream fiction novel by award-winning author, Andrew Branham, depicts a dystopian society in a post-apocalyptic world where global warming is the villain.

Fake or Real? New App Sets the Record Straight

DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The RuReal App released by U.S. Publications, Inc. is designed to help its users avoid scams, posers and more. Not sure if that dating profile image is real? Unsure of the authenticity of a product being sold online? RuReal sets the truth free.

Dawes Devices Introduces The MKII Hybrid Boost Controller for All Turbo Applications

DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 3 Bar Racing Inc. today announced their new Dawes Device MKII Hybrid Boost Controller. This boost controller gives more area under the boost curve, resulting in higher average torque.

Adult Summer Camp is coming to Michigan at Camp Forever Fun

READING, Mich., Dec. 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Looking for an amazing holiday gift for your ‘grown-up’ children aged 21 and up? Send them to summer camp again! Camp Forever Fun, Michigan’s premier all-inclusive summer camp for young adults, will run two sessions, Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, in 2016.

United Wholesale Mortgage Launches Interest-Only Financing for Homeowners

TROY, Mich., July 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing wholesale lenders, has announced an interest-only financing program available to qualified borrowers who utilize UWM’s extensive broker network for their mortgage needs.

New Study: Michigan Prevailing Wage Repeal Will Kill Jobs and Hamper Economy

LANSING, Mich., June 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just completed research by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University Economist Kevin Duncan and Smart Cities Prevail – a leading construction industry research organization – has revealed that Michigan’s proposed prevailing wage repeal would eliminate more than 11,000 jobs, $1.7 billion in economic output, $28 million in local and state tax revenue, and will export nearly $700 million in construction investments out of state every year.

United Wholesale Mortgage Launches Elite Client Service Team

TROY, Mich., April 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it launched Pronto, an expert help desk for its partners that gets any and all loan questions answered fast and efficiently.

Medical Care Alert Earns a 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award for Third Year

NORTHVILLE, Mich., March 31, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the third year in a row, Medical Care Alert has earned the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting another exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review site in 2014.

United Wholesale Mortgage Launches Freddie Mac’s Home Possible Mortgage Program

TROY, Mich., March 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced today the availability of Freddie Mac’s new Home Possible(R) Mortgage program, which enables first-time home buyers and low- to moderate-income borrowers to achieve home ownership with only a three percent down payment.

United Wholesale Mortgage Adds New ARM Product to its Exclusive Elite Program

TROY, Mich., March 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced today the release of Elite ARM, a new loan product that has been added to its Elite and Elite High Balance program.

Brokers Gaining Market Share Again: 2015 is the Beginning of Broker Resurgence

TROY, Mich., March 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that its president and CEO, Mat Ishbia, will be speaking on a webinar regarding brokers gaining market share in 2015. The webinar will be held March 18, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT (2 – 3 p.m. EDT).

United Wholesale Mortgage Enhances Loan Tracking Technology

TROY, Mich., Feb. 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it has significantly enhanced its loan tracking technology called UTrack, which was redesigned specifically to allow borrowers and real estate agents to have real-time access to track their purchase and refinance loans.

United Wholesale Mortgage Unveils New, Feature Rich Loan Origination System for its Mortgage Partners

TROY, Mich., Jan. 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced today that it officially launched a completely new loan origination system (LOS) that is loaded with features and tools for brokers and correspondents. The proprietary technology replaces UWM’s previous LOS and offers many benefits for its broker and correspondent partners.

United Wholesale Mortgage Announces Conventional Financing up to 97 Percent LTV

TROY, Mich., Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it launched a product which offers conventional financing on up to 97 percent loan to value (LTV).

United Wholesale Mortgage Introduces Investor Edge Product

TROY, Mich., Dec. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it rolled out a new product called Investor Edge, which is designed specifically for borrowers that are looking to purchase or refinance non-owner occupied investment properties.

United Wholesale Mortgage Webinar to Offer Game-Changing Strategies to Increase Broker Business in 2015

TROY, Mich., Nov. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it will be holding a webinar on game-changing strategies that brokers can utilize to generate more business in 2015. UWM’s president and CEO, Mat Ishbia, will personally be conducting the webinar.

UWM Named to HousingWire Magazine’s Inaugural HW Fast50 List

TROY, Mich., Oct. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it earned a spot on HousingWire’s inaugural HW Fast50(TM) list. UWM is referred to on the list as United Shore, which is its parent company. The company’s growth was derived almost entirely from UWM’s wholesale production.

United Wholesale Mortgage Named a Finalist for Mortgage Technology Magazine’s Online Originator Award

TROY, Mich., Oct. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it has been selected as a finalist for Mortgage Technology magazine’s 2014 Online Originator Award.

United Wholesale Mortgage Promotes Laura Lawson to Chief People Officer

TROY, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the largest and fastest wholesale mortgage lenders in the nation, announced that Laura Lawson has been promoted to the newly created position of chief people officer (CPO). Previously, Lawson served as senior vice president of marketing where she was responsible for all aspects of the company’s wholesale marketing efforts.

New System Captures Full Potential of the iPhone 6 NFC Capabilities for ‘Smart’ Consumer Goods

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading RFID specialist eAgile Inc. announced their eTap(TM) solution today for an intelligent packaging solution for consumer products utilizing near field communication (NFC). This announcement is concurrent with Apple’s(R) news that the new iPhone(R) 6 will join the rest of the smartphone marketplace incorporating NFC capabilities.